That doesn't mean we can't make and enjoy our favorite 'summery' foods. We did after all get a George Forman as a wedding gift....
Turkey Burgers with Avocado
I buy Jennie-O Turkey Burgers
Slice up avocado
Top with pepper jack cheese
served with Alexia Sweet Potato fries and pasta.
Ground Beef Burger with Mushrooms and Zucchini
(note: grass fed beef is better...less hormones)
In a pan heat olive oil. Slice up yellow squash, zucchini and mushrooms until soft.
Place on top of burger and on the side
I also paired with Alexia Oven Red's potatoes
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich
(found in Women's Health - March 2011)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (organic....no hormones)
4 pineapple slices (1/2-inch thick)
1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices
4 slices pepper jack
whole wheat buns
Combine chicken and enough teriyaki sauce to cover it in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
Heat grill. Remove chicken and place on grill (cooking for 4-5 minutes). flip and immediately add cheese to each breast. Continue cooking until cheese is melted and chicken is lightly charred. Removed from grill.
Add pineapple and buns to grill. Cook rolls until lightly toasted and pineapple slices until they're soft and caramelized, about two minutes per side. Top each roll with chicken, pineapple, red onion and jalapeno.
Karl's reaction - "Yum, yum! Just don't give me any jalapenos."